Fiction/Poetry/Music. Sumner Carnahan writes the most musical prose since Gertrude Stein--Village Voice. Melody Sumner Carnahan's cryptic, emigmatic fiction has found form for thirteen years in collaboration with composers and musicians. When THE TIME IS NOW was first published by Burning Books, Carnahan gave her book to friends asking them to put the works to music. The result is this 74-minute spoken word and music CD, which also contains an 80-page reprint of THE TIME IS NOW, first published in 1985. Sumner Carnahan is the author of 13 STORIES, also available from SPD.
Sumner Carnahan has collaborated with composers, performers, and artists for decades to present her writing "off the page." She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and lives in Santa Fe. She has six books in print and numerous recordings of her work. ONLY A MESSENGER (Burning Books, 2011) is her first novel.Author City: SANTA FE, NM USA